One of the world's most popular and innovative computers officially launched on February 29, 2012. Nine years and 38 million units sold later, the Raspberry Pi powers a huge community of makers, students and businesses. What started as a small project, meant to increase applications for Cambridge University's computer science program has become a global movement. Every serious tech enthusiast should own at least one Raspberry Pi or, if you're like me, 30 Raspberry Pis. You can use one as a lightweight PC, a retro arcade machine or to power a variety of projects, from home security cameras to tic-tac-toe-playing robots , self-driving trash cans or streaming media servers . In honor of the Raspberry Pi's ninth birthday, here are 9 key facts about it. 1. Raspberry Pi's original target was just 1,000 units. The Raspberry Pi was originally developed to solve a very limited problem: the decreasing number of people applying to study computer science at Cambridge University. The number of applications had dropped from 600 to 250 per year and Eben Upton, who was the director of studies and responsible for admission, became concerned that not enough kids were taking an interest in computers. By providing a low-cost,… Read full this story
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